Champions League: All 4 English teams still alive

The 8 quarter-finalists:

I am blogging about this 2 days after the last round of the elimination stages for the last 16, now leaving 8 teams for the quarter-finals…was busy these days 😛

Yes, Mr Platini and Mr Blatter may not like the English sides  at all, but sorry for you guys,  all 4 of them involved in the competition are still alive and kicking!

Tuesday night saw Liverpool give a thrashing to Real Madrid, a night which ended 4-0 in favor of the former, and 5-0 on aggregate. Chelsea had to battle harder, earning a 2-2 draw against 10 men Juve, but winning 3-2 on aggregate.

Wednesday night was an important one for every Man United fan, 0-0 in the first leg, had to win the second leg to get through, and win they did, although lucky not to concede in the end, Vidic and Ronaldo’s goals 4 minutes in either half qualified the Red Devils. Elsewhere, Roma & Arsenal had to go through to penalty-shootout before Arsenal eventually being victorious.

Am afraid though that UEFA may choose to pit the English clubs against each other when the draw is made for the quarter-finals, on March the 20th in Nyon.


5 thoughts on “Champions League: All 4 English teams still alive

  1. with the exception of liverpool, the english sides had some nervy moments through the two legs. the italians looked good this season and im sure next season the english clubs will find it harder to dominate as shown the last two seasons.


  2. @Aliirfaan,

    Chelsea were close yeah, Juve are a good team but I don’t think you can say the Italians are coming back. Chelsea are getting back to their best but are a long way from it.

    United played brilliantly at the San Siro and should have scored really. They played poorly at OT and still Inter couldn’t score.

    Arsenal should have beaten Roma much easier but as their domestic form suggests, they are not on the ball this season. Mainly down to injuries I suspect so next year they will be far better.

    English teams have dominated for the last few years and I don’t see any signs of that stopping. The Premier League is still attracting the best players in the world and as long as that keeps happening, we’ll see more and more a scenario like this. 4 English teams vs 4 World teams


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